Sunday, January 4, 2015

Moustached Monkey

The moustached (mustached) monkey is a member of one of the many tribes of Cercopithecidae, which contains some of the most colorful monkeys in the world. This interesting creature prefers to dwell among the foliage within the lively forests of tropical Africa. The moustached monkey is mostly vegetarian and feeds on buds and shoots, tender leaves, fruits and various seeds, but also tree lizards, bird eggs, etc., on occasions. This colorful character generally lives in groups of 10 or thereabouts. This primate also has well developed social skills, as it is not uncommon to see them give various types of signals, gestures, and attitudes along with whatever it takes to make itself understood by other animals and whatnot.

Since there are several different types of monkeys under this particular family, I'll provide images for just two of them, to give you an idea of what they can look like. Certain types of these monkeys look like they have a moustache/mustache printed on their cheeks, which is where they get their name from, of course.

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